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any of various triangular sails set forward of a forestaysail or fore-topmast staysail. Compare flying jib, inner jib. the inner one of two such sails, set inward from a flying jib. of or relating to a jib: jib clew. cut of one’s jib, one’s general appearance, mien, or manner: I could tell by the cut […]
a short, heavy, slightly curved sword with a single cutting edge, formerly used by sailors. Historical Examples Chatterbox, 1906 Various Great Pirate Stories Various With Wolfe in Canada G. A. Henty Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier Cabbages and Kings O. Henry A Winter Amid the Ice Jules Verne […]
cable television. Contemporary Examples Why TV Will Be Better This Fall Peter Lauria May 19, 2010 The Knicks Aren’t a Sports Team. They’re a Reality Show, and Phil Jackson is Their Latest Star. Robert Silverman March 11, 2014 Current TV Attempts to Reboot Peter Lauria October 12, 2010 Is Cablevision Ready for Glenn Beck? David […]
a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy.